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Kitchen Aid Mixer has a sound but it doesn't have power to mix

The mixer was working OK before but now it doesn't have any power. You can hear the motor running but it doesn't mix.

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Hi. Goto www.mendingshed.com and download the free Kitchenaid Service Manual.

You may have overloaded the mixer with bread or cookie dough, causing internal damage to the gears.

If you plan to do the repair yourself, you might also consider removing the old grease and oil. Remove, clean and regrease the planetary gear assembly as well. This will add years of life to your mixer.

Regrease with Chevron FM ALC EP-2 product.

If this solution has assisted you, please rate it. Good luck! ricardok45

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